Commission on Disaster Response

Contact numbers:

Bob Thompson, Diocesan Disaster Response Director: 210-900-7650 (cell) or texasthompo@gmail.com

Bishop Jones Center (Episcopal DWTX): 888/210-824-5387; fax: 210-822-8779

 

Current Need:

The Commission on Disaster Response offers information for how best to volunteer in and to give to the communities of Wimberley and San Marcos after the destructive flooding that took place over the Memorial Day weekend. 

  • July 31, 2015: General and mold remediation volunteers needed in Wimberley, call 512-438-9972.

Groups of able-bodied volunteers will be needed for the long-term in the communities of Wimberley and San Marcos. For churches wanting to make a contribution or to send volunteers to this area, please contact one of the following:

Kaitlin Reed (primary contact): 888/210-824-5387, kaitlin.reed@dwtx.org
Bob Thompson (back-up): 210-900-7650, texasthompo@gmail.com

Stay tuned to www.dwtx.org/disaster-response for updates.

 

Always in Need:

Clothing Donations:
The Salvation Army coordinates the collection of clothing for families in need. If you have clean, usable clothing and are able to donate it please contact them at 1-800-SAL-ARMY. If you are able to package it according to men’s, women’s, and children – or even by size, it would be helpful. Items in need: shoes, clothes, gift cards, hygiene products, packages of underclothes, diapers, baby formula, and even non-perishable food items. If you have a large amount they are willing to arrange a pick-up with you. Visit their website at www.salvationarmytexas.org and find the one nearest you. 

Food Donations:
The San Antonio Food Bank coordinates collection of food for families. If you have foods that you would like to donate, visit their website at www.safoodbank.org and find a list of locations and information about what they need. Note: Many local food banks around Texas are also collecting for families in need. Contact one in your area for local details.

Links

National Hurricane Center, click here, for the latest hurricane information.

www.stormpulse.com - tracks hurricanes and predicts wind, rain and speed for the upcoming hours and days.

Disaster Relief Kits - the diocese is always collecting kits to help for future events and emergencies. Please bring "entire assembled" kits to the diocesan office at 111 Torcido Dr. San Antonio, TX  78209. To see list of items, click here. For Assembly instructions and a sign up list, click here.  

Other Helpful Web Links during and preparing for a disaster, click here.